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NCJ Number: 249682 Find in a Library
Title: Interviewing Conditions in the National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993-2013
Author(s): Shannan Catalano
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 2016
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Research (Applied/Empirical); Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the circumstances under which interviews were conducted with persons in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) from 1993 to 2013, with a focus on two types of interview conditions, i.e., data collection mode (how the interview was conducted) and privacy, which pertains to whether a person is interviewed alone or in the presence of others during the interview.
Abstract: The NCVS is a nationally representative, address-based survey in which eligible persons age 12 or older living in a sampled household are asked to self-report about the number and characteristics of victimizations experienced during the previous 6 months. Persons may be interviewed up to seven times over a 3-year period. The unweighted distribution of interviewing characteristics and the demographic characteristics of sample respondents are discussed in this report; and weighted data were used in examining the association among interviewing conditions, crime rates, and household composition. The variables examined in these analyses may be associated with each other and with other variables not included in the analyses. Additional research might focus on how these complex relationships are associated with survey estimates of criminal victimization. 26 tables and 19 figures
Main Term(s): Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): Interview and interrogation; Research methods; Self-report studies
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